Mohiyedine Sharif

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Mohiyedine Sharif

Mohiyedine Sharif (Arabic: محيي الدين الشريف; killed March 29, 1998), also known as The Electrician, was a master bombmaker for Hamas. A protégé of Yahya Ayyash, Sharif was responsible for the First and second Jerusalem bus 18 massacres, and the Ashkelon bus station bombing.[1]

Sharif gained a Bachelor Of Arts degree in electronic engineering at the Al-Quds University. Sharif died in a car explosion near a garage in Ramallah on March 29, 1998. Many Palestinians believe that he was a victim to internal struggles between Palestinian militias.[citation needed]

Following his death, the Palestinian Authority arrested five members of Hamas for his killing.[2] But Hamas said that the Preventive Security Force by its commander Jibril Rajoub killed Sharif after they arrested him.[3]


  1. ^ Katz, Samuel (2002). The Hunt for the Engineer. Lyons Press. ISBN 1-58574-749-1., page 278
  2. ^ Palestinians say Sharif was killed by fellow Hamas members. CBC News. November 13, 1998
  3. ^ "Mohiyedine Sharif in". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2014-01-18.